As we live in Dubai and are more than 3000 miles away from our home and family in the UK, our decision to get married abroad in the Caribbean seemed like the most natural thing in the world. The problem was, having chosen St Lucia as our destination; I had no idea where to begin with wedding plans and preparation.
I contacted a number of different wedding planning companies and Awesome Caribbean Weddings were not only the quickest to respond to my query, but we had exchanged several emails in which we agreed a date, location and I was already choosing ceremony decorations before any of the others acknowledged my initial email.
Michele, our coordinator, was fabulous from the off. She made all the decisions very easy and was extremely knowledgeable about everything. We had immediate responses to all emails and if ever I had a question or query, she was always there with a variety of options and some valuable advice.
When we reached St Lucia we had a meeting with Michele the very next day and she made everything very clear and put any of our last minute nerves and fears to rest. She is extremely easy to talk to and has a lovely personality.
The day before the wedding I had my hair trial and my nails done. Unfortunately my nails ended up getting smudged and I went into a panic. Michele was able to calm me down and organized for my nails to be redone the next day at no extra cost.
The day itself went without a hitch. Pigeon Island is a gorgeous location and the luxurious canopy really set the whole thing off. The flowers were amazing and the ceremony was beautifully decorated. Mikael did a great job of our photographs; I still can’t stop looking at them. They’re stunning.
The reception at 1461 was brilliant. We were lucky because there were very few other customers in, so we practically had the place to ourselves. It was decorated so nicely and Michele was available at every moment incase there were any problems, which there weren’t!! It went exactly as I planned it, except for the weather. We had a torrential thunderstorm throughout the night, but that didn’t stop us from dancing the night away.
All in all it was the perfect day, one which we and our family will never forget. It is all thanks to Michele and her brilliance. Thank you Michele, for everything. We couldn’t have done any of it without you.